City officials are eager to temporarily limit businesses such as pawn shops or drug treatment centers, but in doing so will also banish doctors, dentists and hospitals.
The City Commission tentatively approved a sixmonth moratorium Tuesday night that closes the door on liquor stores, check cashing stores, pawn shops, thrift stores, convenience stores and dormitories. But the ban includes health care facilities such as doctor or dentist offices.
The moratorium is being sold as an opportunity to put a pause on the proliferation of such businesses so officials can study if Pompano Beach is attracting the right mix of development in the right places.
“The vision of the city is to have retail and restaurants in the main corridor of the city,” said Mayor Lamar Fisher. “The city has invested millions of dollars in that vision.”
But the moratorium, which could be extended, produced a big thumbsdown from people representing drug treatment and rehabilitation facilities at Tuesday’s meeting.
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